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Friday, November 16, 2018

Devil May Cry Animated Series Confirmed

An animated series adaptation of Devil May Cry is coming from Netflix's Castlevania producer Adi Shankar.

After the immense success of gothic fantasy game series Castlevania animated adaptation for two seasons on Netflix, executive producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) moves focus towards his upcoming project, Devil May Cry animated series.

Like Castlevania series of video games, action-adventure hack and slash series of Devil May Cry titles from Capcom has received massive fan-following over the years and he has acquired rights for the property before Hollywood screws it up badly.

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Devil May Cry Animated Series Confirmed

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By now, every popular video game fans know that how these big-budget Hollywood movies literally screws up these beloved franchises and other adaptations of Capcom series like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter are clearly no different.

Though he didn't reveal much detail about the series he planned but with him on the wheels of financial investment, there will be more creative freedom for Shankar to do what he does best and that is to make goddamn great stories that blow our minds.

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After making a prior announcement, Adi Shankar revealed his next project with an image of him posing as DMC protagonist Dante posted on Twitter.



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One other thing that you should know is that, Devil May Cry series will join Castlevania in his very own Bootleg Multiverse, which previously made Judge Dredd, and the Power Rangers short films on Marvel's Punisher and Venom.

These graphically violent shorts have made a unique identity for his work that we also saw in the two seasons of Castlevania on Netflix. Though the idea of DMC existing on a shared universe with the gothic fantasy saga is a bit weird but this is what we got.

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Shankar's take on Netflix's Castlevania series has met with critical success and it is considered as the best video game adaptations ever. He even managed to keep that up in the second season of the series and is widely supported by devoted fan-base of the franchise.

Currently, the latest installment from the fan-favorite series, Devil May Cry 5 has been scheduled to release by Capcom on 8 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after the game was revealed back at E3 2018 earlier this year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich of Netflix’s The Witcher has finally found its lead female casts.

Based on the original work of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher has become a successful media franchise and is being proceeded to be adapted into a TV Series for Netflix starring British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel).

After casting him, showrunner of upcoming Netflix’s The Witcher, Lauren Hissrich leaves social media when unconfirmed news of her casting a non-white actress for Ciri created major backlash from Witcher fans and now she has returned to reveal casting for some of series’ most important roles.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts Revealed

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According to her interview with Hollywood Reporter, actress Freya Allan (Into the Badlands, The War of the Worlds) and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders, Wanderlust) will join the show alongside Cavill as female leads Ciri and Yennefer respectively.

In contrast to the central character Geralt of Rivia, Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon is known as Ciri, princess of Cintra and his adoptive daughter. On the other hand, Yennefer is a sorceress and a love interest to Geralt, also came to be a mother figure to Ciri.

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Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra cast as Ciri and Yennefer

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Lauren S. Hissrich, who has previous history of working on Marvel's Netflix TV universe, is serving as showrunner and an executive producer for the upcoming fantasy series alongside Alik Sakharov (Game of Thrones, House of Cards).

After Polish video game developer company CD Projekt Red launched The Witcher as an action role-playing game back in 2007, it gained insane popularity and become the primary standard of visual representation of the entire lore worldwide.

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Though she is a fan of the games but for the interpretation of the show, she does not want to rely heavily on the best-selling video game franchise and states the following.

We needed to create our own visual representation. As I’ve been developing the series I’ve actually pulled back from playing the video games because I wanted to make sure the show we were creating was its own unique thing.

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Although no dates for Netflix’s The Witcher premiere has been currently confirmed by official sources yet, the production will start very soon for the eight episodes long run. Hissrich is aiming for a depiction sophisticated from the games because the author of The Witcher did not always specify the diversity of people in the books.

When she ditched Twitter last month due to the controversy over a casting call for Ciri, they hired a casting director for the show, who has already cast 50 people total and Freya Allan was picked from over 200 young women of Europe.

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Netflix’s The Witcher TV Series Casts

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The rest of the supporting cast includes Jodhi May (The Best Man, The Escapist) to play the role of Queen Calanthe and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Homecoming, You're Killing Me Susana) as her husband and the king of Cintra, Eist. Adam Levy (Before I Go to Sleep, Knightfall) is cast to play the role of druid Mousesack and MyAnna Buring (Doomsday, Kill List) as sorceress Tissaia.

Millie Brady (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) plays the role of Princess Renfri while Mimi Ndiweni (Cinderella, The Legend of Tarzan) and Therica Wilson-Read (Fox Trap, Suicide Club) is cast as novice sorcerers.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

With Telltale Games shutting down, footage from their Stranger Things video game has recently been leaked online.

When video game developer and publisher Telltale Games officially announced for a closure last week, everyone from the industry was struck in awe. Employees were laid off without pay and fans were upset because many of their favorite title will get canned.

Many highly-anticipating projects such as The Walking Dead: The Final Season and The Wolf Among Us Season 2 got cancelled as well as a Stranger Things game, which has some early footage leaked online recently.

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Telltale's Stranger Things Game Footage Leaked

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Previously Netflix has revealed their association with Telltale to produce a licensed game based on the popular sci-fi drama series Stranger Things from their streaming platform back in June. During the studio ending decision, the project was inevitably cancelled.

After firing most of their workers, the studio is currently working with only 25 of them to complete their unfinished work like a five-episode, interactive adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode for the same streaming giant.

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Luckily for fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, they decided to finish The Final Season after all. However, Stranger Things and The Wolf Among Us 2 still remains cancelled despite Netflix wanting an interactive universe for the former title.

The series of short videos in question has no official proof of legitimacy but has resemblance to style of art with previous games from Telltale. This is probably because Netflix wanted them to re-create something like The Walking Dead from 2012.

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After making rounds on social media site Reddit and image-based online bulletin board 4chan, the clips were spread everywhere. If you look closely at them, it has the signature of click and point vibe all over it and was from a version of the game that was on near-completion level.






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The first three clips were mostly focused on young protagonist Will Byers and his mother Joyce in their own household. The first one shows her talking on phone, Will looks into his drawers in the next and then sat in front of his old-school modeled computer while talk to each other.

The last two clips switched perspective into first-person and seems like on the Upside Down as a Demogorgon shows up, which forces Will to hide under bed. This clearly shows that the game intended to take a more horror-centric path down the road.

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Although you cannot make much out of these clips on when the events of the game took place but at least now you know how they could have turned out to be and if you are a fan of the show then it'd really mean something to you (just like it did to us).

It looks like that Telltale was going for repeating a similar experience to The Walking Dead games with some dialogue sequence here and there with player choices and then introducing some action in the mix to give the same feel of the show.

Netflix Still Wants Stranger Things Game

Whether or not Telltale Games keeps up making interactive video games, Netflix still wants a Stranger Things game.

By making critically-praised games based on licensed properties like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Walking Dead, developer/publisher Telltale Games have made a name for themselves in the video game industry.

That is why the entire community was shattered by the news of them going out of business and came to their support. Not only the fans waiting for upcoming titles were shocked at this but more than 200 employees were left jobless as a result.

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Netflix Still Wants Stranger Things Game

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This sudden decision of studio closure made them leave The Walking Dead: The Final Season still incomplete as it only premiered the first episode on August 14. Even the highly anticipated The Wolf Among Us Season 2 was cancelled during the layoff.

The remaining projects that Telltale intended to finish was an interactive adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode and a video game based on popular TV series Stranger Things for Netflix, which will be much like Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

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The streaming giant assures that one of these games is definitely coming to their platform as planned after the remaining crew of the developer studio completes it and meanwhile, they will be looking for options to eventually complete the other one.

Reportedly, Telltale would continue their efforts on bringing the experience of Minecraft for Netflix audience while they keep looking for other options at hand to create their very own Stranger Things interactive universe.

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Back in June, both Netflix and Telltale announced about their joint venture for a five-episode adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode and it was scheduled to release this fall to provide an interactive experience for their audience to stream online.

Stranger Things on the other hand was intended to come out as a licensed game, just like the other episodic graphic adventure titles the developers have worked on. The third season of this sci-fi drama was announced back in December with a release date yet to be revealed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Alan Wake TV Series Confirmed

Showrunner Pete Calloway joins on board for developing a live-action TV series on Alan Wake franchise.

Video game movies have a rough history of failing to please a larger audience or even dedicated fans. So, adapting the story to a small scale for television is a less risky venture.

With every other successful games are being adapted into TV series for Netflix or other major channels, atmospheric adventure-horror title Alan Wake is announced to be made into a live-action series for television, which is confirmed today by developer studio Remedy Entertainment and Contradiction Films.

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Alan Wake TV Series Confirmed

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Sam Lake, who originally conceived the plot for the game will be serving as executive producer while Peter Calloway (Cloak & Dagger, Legion) will join him on board as showrunner. A number of studios are interested to pick up the pitch and they want to start shooting by October.

Despite having popularity among fans and selling over 4.5 million copies, the game never got a true sequel it deserved but there was a short standalone release titled Alan Wake's American Nightmare, which came out in 2012.



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Tomas Harlan, a member of Contradiction Films had to say the following about the show during this announcement.

Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game. That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone,’ Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure and a lot of U.S. television. We plan to work closely with Sam on this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.

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Alan Wake is an action-adventure game with horror elements that came out on PC and Xbox 360 platform in 2010. The game followed the story of best-selling author Alan Wake who has been suffering from a writer's block for some time and to get rid of it, he takes a vacation tour with his wife Alice to a small town in Washington.

Things started to go awry as his wife gets abducted by mysterious forces and he starts experiencing events from his last novel that he has no memory of writing.

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Alongside the titular character, his friend Barry Wheeler, wife Alice and Sheriff Sarah Breaker may also appear on the show. The episodic nature of the title is what inspired the studio to get involved in the television project.

How it unfolded the psychological thriller aspects to players are the same way, the creators are willing to approach the show. The game’s creator, Sam Lake said in 2015 that he has big plans in mind regarding the game aside from a sequel and probably this is what he meant.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

Netflix casts actor Henry Cavill to play the lead role in their upcoming original TV series adaptation of The Witcher.

British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) has been playing the comic-book character of Superman for DC Extended Universe for some time and has garnered praise for his recent role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Apparently, the actor has been cast in lead role by popular online streaming-service Netflix for their anticipated upcoming television adaptation project of The Witcher action role-playing video game series from Polish game developer company CD Projekt Red.

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Henry Cavill to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

RELATED: Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

The idea for a television adaptation of The Witcher was first pitched back in May 2017 and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich who has worked in Marvel's Netflix TV universe joined as showrunner. They were looking for a cast to play the lead character and the actor expressed his interest in playing the role in a recent interview. Today Cavill is officially finalized to play monster-hunter Geralt of Rivia and this one is undoubtedly going to become one of the best Netflix originals worth watching.

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Lately, Netflix has become an online streaming mogul and the original TV shows they have been producing are immensely trendy among a global audience. Their original productions like Dark, House of Cards, Narcos, Orange is the New Black, Peaky Blinders and Stranger Things have amassed huge success from different genres. Then there are shows like Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s The Defenders, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s The Punisher with crazy fan-following.

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Best Netflix Originals Worth Watching

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Henry Cavill would be returning to small screen after a long break from his last work on Showtime's The Tudors in 2007-2010. Hopefully, his role in The Witcher will not affect any of his upcoming movies from DC Extended Universe because of his appearance. We obviously don't expect of having any scheduling conflict either because regular shows on Netflix only takes eight episodes per season compared to other network drama of an average of 22 episodes.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

Fox 21 Television Studios is to produce a supernatural television series based on period vampire drama Vampyr.

Released earlier this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, action role-playing game Vampyr from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Focus Home Interactive was able to garner a mixed to average review alongside one million copies sold in just over two months. Currently, Fox 21 (Homeland, Sons of Anarchy) has been eyeing to produce a television adaptation of the game with McG (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Terminator Salvation) and DJ2 Entertainment.

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Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

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The core plot of this action RPG is set on World War I-era and revolves around Jonathan Reid who is a doctor in London and unfortunately turned into a blood-sucking vampire during the period of the Spanish flu outbreak. Waking up to this condition and constantly on a run from vampire hunters, Reid finds himself torn apart between the sacred oath he has taken as a physician and an uncontrollable bloodlust. Trying to uncover the source of this epidemic, he discovers existence of a secret society.

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Aside from this new project, DJ2 Entertainment is also working on another video game adaptation of Life Is Strange from the same developer studio for television and co-producing upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. CEO Oskar Guilbert of Dontnod Entertainment believes this is a great new way to unravel a supernatural world of Vampyr to a larger group of audience and reaching out to fans who loved it. We are waiting to see how well Fox 21 depicts the dark universe of the game.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

Henry Cavill has revealed that he would love to star in Netflix's upcoming The Witcher television series.

Aside from becoming popular for gaining fame by portraying renowned comic-book character of Superman for DC Extended Universe, British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Man of Steel) is also known for being an avid video gamer to his fans. Recently, his strong performance in this summer’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout has earn him major acclaim and perhaps, he is eyeing for his next big project, which is to star in Netflix’s upcoming anticipated television adaptation of The Witcher series.

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Henry Cavill Wants to Star in Netflix’s The Witcher

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In one of his latest interview, Cavill has talked about his passion for the immensely popular action role-playing video game from developer CD Projekt Red when he was asked about what he has been playing lately. Then he replied saying that he just finished replaying The Witcher 3 and in response to the question of whether he would like to play the role of protagonist Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher series, he simply said, "Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role."

RELATED: Witcher 3 Mod Geralt of Rivia's Pro

The Witcher video game franchise was built upon the novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski, by Polish developer studio CD Projekt Red, which led to three successful installments and received critical acclaim. Back in May 2017, online streaming-service Netflix decided to explore their very distinct take on the lore of the game before producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's The Defenders) was finally announced as series show-runner in December 2017.

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Cavill also took interest in reading Sapkowski's novels and recommended them worth reading as they are really good. Previously, he revealed on Conan that he originally missed the call from director Zack Snyder to be cast as Superman in the first place, because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft at that time. Although we know very less about the status of this Netflix series development, the script for pilot has been completed according to some recent report but no news on casting yet.